A Collection talks given by Jiddu Krishnamurthi on his tour in India during 1969
..... There are so many problems. The world is upside down. What would be of significance and have a meaning to talk about? What would be of importance to you? Is it that we are seeking something new, or is it that we are trying to find out the cause or the many causes of this extraordinary, unprecedented crisis in the world? And if you do find the cause of this extraordinary misery, confusion and strife between man and man, if you find the causes, will that discovery empty the mind of its problems? Will the traditional approach to the many issues, will they dissolve the human conflict and misery? Will external environment, the pressures, the new inventions, the technological development, the scientific approach, will they actually dissolve and bring about a new mind and heart?
Because it seems to me, as the house is burning, not only your particular little backyard, but the house of everyone, it doesn't matter where they live, in the Communist world or in the world of affluence or in this poverty-ridden country - our house is burning, which is not a theory, which is not an idea, which is not something the expert, the specialist points out. It is not in the books with their peculiar, absurd answers. The house is actually burning. There are revolts, racial conflicts, immense poverty, explosion of population, where everything is allowed - there are no limits anymore, either going to the moon, or in the direction of pleasure, sexual or otherwise. There are no limits. Religions, organised religions, with their doctrines, beliefs and dogmas, their priests, have completely failed, have no meaning anymore - probably they never had. There is war and the peace that the politicians try to bring about is no peace at all. The politician has no value anymore. He is irrelevant. Education, except along the technological lines, has lost its meaning. Why should you be educated at all? To become a lawyer, a professor, a businessman, to spend your life, forty years of it, in an office; the gods, the rituals, all the claptrap of religion, the hypocrisy; believe one thing, think another, do something entirely different.........MORE